"Christopher Sign, Birmingham TV anchor and former Alabama football player, dead in apparent suicide"
Veteran TV newsman and former University of Alabama football player-- Christopher Sign-- died Saturday morning in an apparent suicide, according to police.
At 8:13 a.m. Saturday, the Hoover 911 center received a call concerning a non-responsive individual at a residence on Scout Trace. Hoover police and fire personnel arrived to find the 45-year-old, Christopher Sign, dead. Hoover Police Lt. Keith Czeskleba said the death is being investigated as a suicide.
In 2017, ABC 33/40 announced Sign was returning to Birmingham-- from Phoenix -- to be their evening anchor. He was replacing Dave Baird who had recently retired. Sign co-anchored broadcasts with Brenda Ladun and Pam Huff.
“Our deepest sympathy is shared with Chris’s loving family and close friends,” said Sinclair Broadcast Group Vice President and General Manager Eric S. Land. “We have lost a revered colleague whose indelible imprint will serve forever as a hallmark of decency, honesty, and journalistic integrity. We can only hope to carry on Chris’s legacy. May his memory be forever blessed”… Land stated.
Sign, who grew up near Dallas, had previously worked as a reporter for ABC 33/40--- from 2000 to 2005.
While a reporter and morning anchor at ABC affiliate KNXV-TV in Phoenix, Christopher Sign broke the story of the June 2016 (secret) Tarmac Meeting between former President Bill Clinton and then--Attorney General--Loretta Lynch.
Sign was inspired to write a book about his experience called: SECRET ON THE TARMAC.
I REPEAT: THERE ARE NO-COINCIDENCES IF YOU’VE EVER KNOWN OR CROSSED-PATHS WITH THE CLINTONS. THREE DAYS AGO, I RENEWED MY 2016 COMMITMENT TO “CARRY AT ALL TIMES” ---AND THAT MEANS INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. I DO NOT TRUST ANY ONE AND--- I WILL NOT GIVE THE “BENEFIT OF A DOUBT” TO EVEN ONE PERSON.